We are a school community, with a Christian ethos, dedicated to providing an education to inspire life-long learning.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
St. Bartholomew’s C of E First School is a fully inclusive school and we are proud of the way that our school manages the needs of all children, including those who require Special Educational Needs support and/or have disabilities. During our last OFSTED inspection (November 2017) the effectiveness of support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities was stated as a ‘strength of the school’.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is: Miss Laura Hicks
Our SEN Governor is: Mrs Rachael Howe
Our SENDCo is available to meet by appointment, in advance. All day to day matters are managed through the child’s class teacher. If you have require an appointment with our SENDCo, please contact the School Office on 01460 72829.
Miss Laura Hicks
Mrs Rachael Howe
Our SENDCo is responsible for:
As outlined within our SEND policy, we are dedicated to achieving the Somerset Core Standards for SEND. The Core Standards for schools in Somerset can be found via the link below:
The Core Standards were designed to make sure that all educational settings understand and comply with updated legislation. They make it clear ‘what to expect’ in terms of what is provided, and are written for parents, children and young people, school staff and those who provide services to families. It describes what can be delivered from the setting, school or college’s own resources which have been allocated directly. This information will form part of the ‘Local Offer’ that is; what can be expected for children and young people (0-25 years) in Somerset.
Useful Services and Links for Parents/Families:
These sites are shared to signpost you to further support and information – St Bartholomew’s First School does not have any connection to the sites or gain financially from publishing these links on our website.
Somerset SENDIAS – SEN and Disability Information and Advice Service
Somerset Parent Carer Forum
Somerset’s Local Offer
Somerset’s Weekly SEND newsletter
UK Charites Directory
NHS Direct – Health and Medical Information
The Children’s Trust
Cruse Bereavement Care
Somerset Integrated Therapy Service
I CAN – Children’s Communication Charity